smoking electrical cord


Old 11-12-06, 10:06 AM
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Unhappy smoking electrical cord

This is my 2nd electrical cord I purchase that smokes and burns my prongs on my blower and now my edger??? What is going on? HELP
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Old 11-12-06, 10:14 AM
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Extension cord? Go with a heavier cord.(12/3)
These were probably 18 or 14/2. causing a voltage drop.
Be glad you didn't smoke the equipment.
Old 11-12-06, 12:06 PM
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The longer and thinner the extension cord, the more heat will develop. Use the shortest, thickest wired (lower ga.) cord you can for the job.

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